Gone (for a bit) But Not Forgotten.

I realized this morning when I opened the app for google + on my phone (which I haven’t done in MONTHS because I always forget that I have that thing) that I haven’t written anything on my blog in a few weeks either. This place is fun for me, the other place frightens and confuses me, so don’t expect posts from me over there anytime soon.

I haven’t written anything here in a while because we were preparing (and then went) to San Diego Comicon. The convention was five days of fun, although exhausting and overwhelming. We came home that Sunday afternoon and then got up early to go to the taping of The Wil Wheaton Project. We left straight from the taping and headed Santa Barbara for a couple of days of peace and quiet, to catch up on sleep, and to celebrate Wil’s birthday. We had the best time, ever. We both slept 12 hours Monday night, had breakfast delivered to our room, got massages at the hotel spa, walked 4 miles on the beach, napped, and had dinner. We did the same thing the next day (minus the massages) and felt rejuvenated.

We came home Wednesday afternoon, a couple of hours before twenty of our friends were to come over for a Sharknado 2 viewing party. It was great to see everyone and watch this ridiculously awesome movie (and see our tiny cameo in it) and we still managed to get another long night of sleep in afterward. I think we’re fully recovered from Comicon in the sleep department now.

On Thursday, my baby boy turned 25 years old. It was the first birthday that we couldn’t make a solid plan to celebrate because he’s been doing a project for a company that’s part of a 3 month interview process. I’m not going to share anything else about that because he still doesn’t know if he got the job or not, and when he does, it’s his happy news to share first. But I’m so proud of him for working so hard and focusing on something that he wants for his life, and realizing he’s officially an adult who knew he needed to choose focusing on the project over big birthday plans. We did go out to a nice dinner at least, so that was fun.

I am down to my last two photo shoots for my rescue pet calendar project. Unfortunately, both of these previously scheduled photo shoots had to cancel this past week. One for an emergency medical issue, the other because of travel scheduling conflicts. I’m not going to say who these two are because you’ll find out when they’re in next years’ calendar. But now I’m trying to fill those two spots quickly, my photographer recently fell and tore a ligament in her hand, I have a friend who is coming to visit and celebrate my birthday later this week, and we’re preparing to go to GenCon in Indianapolis next week. AAAGAARAAGHHH!!!

My calendar printer is awesome and is formatting everything for me so all I have to do is give him the last two photos and the printing can start immediately. My plan is to release this calendar project for the Pasadena Humane Society at the beginning of September but with all of these unexpected setbacks, it may be a little later than that. It is what it is and all I can do is keep moving forward the best I can.

It makes me feel really good that people have asked me to write on my blog more often. It’s fun for me but I just haven’t had the time to write anything. This post is probably going to be sitting here while I get through the next two weeks but I swear I’ll be back! And who knows, maybe some free time will pop up and I can come back here in between. In the meantime, happy August!

 

9 thoughts on “Gone (for a bit) But Not Forgotten.

    1. If I have any calendars leftover after the fundraiser in September, I will give them to PHS and they will have them available in their supply store. I can’t guarantee that, though. :-)

  1. Wow, I bet you were less busy before you “retired”, weren’t you?! ;) You sound as though you’re having a great time though, which is wonderful. I hope Ryan gets the job – I’ll keep my fingers crossed for an announcement from him on Twitter – and that you have a lovely birthday! xx

  2. Anne, I squealed with delight at the cameo of you and Wil in Sharknado2. I had no idea what a Scream Queen you were. Hope your photographer and the rescue pet with the medical problem are on the mend so you can finish the calendar. Also, a very Happy Birthday to you and your eldest and a belated one to Wil. Enjoy the GenCon.

  3. I really enjoy reading about your blog. It’s nice to actually hear from someone who has actually lived life and stuff. I’m going through a really rough time right now, and it’s just nice to hear about someone who went through really rough times and is now living like this amazing life. I especially love hearing about things that you’re doing on your own. You’re so excited for your calendar and your googly eyes booth and things like that, things that you’re doing to embrace your nerdiness even without Wil. I’m trying to learn how to do things on my own now, so it’s really amazing hearing your stories about how you’ve been learning to do these on your own, and how you’ve been coming into your own, and how much you’ve advanced from your past and stuff. You’ve shown yourself to be really just warm and caring, and I don’t know, I just like reading your blog and your Tweets, there isn’t really anyone like that in my life, and even if it’s just for some celebrity who has no idea who I am and who I’m just one of tens of thousands for, it’s still nice to have that degree of caring, as indirect as it is.

  4. Anne. Love you. You’re awesome.

    Those of us who read you probably do all check in daily, and when it’s a new title, we do our own little happy dances. I’m able to blog daily, but that’s only because I’m not busy with other things. I am actually looking forward to “being missed.”

    Keep on keepin’ on, and we’ll all be here whenever you get back. :D

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